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Sep 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
virginia. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we have the latest on the campaign, and look back at last night's finale at the tampa bay times forum. >> woodruff: then, we turn to the storm known as isaac with two snapshots of its aftermath from our colleagues at louisiana public broadcasting. >> brown: the justice department ends its three-year investigation into alleged torture of terror suspects by the cia. margaret warner has our update. >> woodruff: while delegates gather for the democratic convention in north carolina, paul solman is on the ground, getting a preview of the party's economic platform. >> democratic economic advisor jarrod bernstein takes us around charlotte way pit stop at the nascar hall of fame, for an unusual policy demonstration. >> brown: what will it take to convince voters still on the fence? ray suarez watched mitt romney's speech last night with a group of undecided virginians. >> i thought it did a very good job of personalizing him. i thought he came across just a little more human. >> i just don't
Sep 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
bus tour through ohio this afternoon. >> sreenivasan: the u.s. supreme court upheld west virginia's congressional redistricting plan today. critics of the redistricting had argued that the populations within newly drawn districts were too far out of balance, but the supreme court reversed a lower court ruling and said the state legislatures was correct in trying to keep counties intact, keep incumbents from facing each other, and minimize shifts in population. the lower court may still consider challenges to the plan under the state constitution. in economic news, a key index showed home prices rose again in july-- another sign the housing market is on the road to recovery. and a separate index had consumer confidence rising in september. but it wasn't enough to help wall street, amid new worries about spain's debt troubles. the dow jones industrial average lost 101 points to clclose at 13,457. the nasdaq fell 43 points to close above 3117. the national football league faced an explosion of calls today to end a labor dispute with its referees after a mistake decided the green bay- s
Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
states is virginia, which the latest election polls show remains a tossup. traditionally red, it turned blue, voting for president obama in 2008 with a big boost from northern virginians. margaret warner sat down with six undecided voters there after watching the president's address. >> warner: this same group sat down with ray suarez raft week to assess governor romney's speech and said afterwards they remained undecided. tom wilson, 46, is an independent who voted for president obama in 2008. he says he's most concerned about the economy and what he calls conservative value issues. ben harris, a 21-year-old college student is casting his first vote. he supported john mccain last time and is especially concerned with education. beth hersom, 30, is a registered democrat who considers herself a swing voter. she voted for the president previously but she opposes abortion, and didn't like the way his health care reform law dealt with contraception. annabel foery, 64, voted republican in the last two election, but she said he isn't sure she trusts governor romney and wants to see more coope
Sep 24, 2012 10:00pm PDT
candidates are spending 223% more than they did in 2008. in north carolina, it's 195% more. in virginia, 143%. and in colorado, ad spending has jumped by 146%. there's more. in seven days >> ifill: and the's more. isevedays, from september 13 to september 19, the romney campaign spent $425,000 in battleground colorado on 1,283 ads. the obama campaign spent $1.1 million on 2,891 ads. that's statewide. narrow the focus to one city, colorado springs, and the change is even more dramatic. at this time four years ago, 519 presidential campaign ads had aired in this top ten ad market. this year, the number jumped to 1,445. the newshour is partnering with kantar media/cmag and npr to keep track of all that spending. npr reporter ari shapiro spent the past week in colorado springs watching those television ads and talking to the voters who consume them. he joins us now. 395 million dollars. let's start with that number, ari. what is that all being spent on really? >> tv stations have a limited number of minutes for advertising. so you are seeing more ads per hour and you're seeing ads in differ
Sep 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, along with the leader of the a.f.l.-c.i.o., richard trumpica, and the founder of cared max, a virginia brewer, and we'll also hear from the heads of the senatorial and congressional campaign committees. the democrats are trying to take back the house of representatives and keep their hold on the senate, and of course, the main attraction tonight, former president bill clt. >> woodruff: thank you, ray. >> woodruff: with us tonight once again are shields and brooks. that's syndicated columnist mark shields and "new york times" columnist david brooks. david, we're looking ahead to bill clinton tonight. people, meanwhile, are still talking about the first lady last night. >> it seems to be unanimous. mark and i were not in the minority. pretty much a home run. i read some very conservative web sites -- fox-- it was bipartisan. american yiewt owe united. they thought she did a fantastic jork as did i. >> ifill: the fact that she did a fantastic job, mark, assuming we all agree, what difference did that mack in the long run? >> it makes a difference in one of the great advantages barack obam
Sep 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
the convention gearing up in north carolina, president obama was in virginia, another battleground state he care field will 2008. at norfolk state university, he argued his reelection gives the country its best chance to move forward. >> now the other side will tell you about their ideas, but on thursday night i'm going to look forward to sharing mine with you a path that will create good jobs and strengthen our middle-class and grow our economy. >> sreenivasan: the president also pressed his case in an interview with "u.s.a. today." he said his republican opponent created what he calls a fictional barack obama in features and adds. >> under obama's plan we wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. they'll just send you your welfare check. >> reporter: the president said tomorrow he'll be... vice president joe biden arrived in the convention city this afternoon. on the republican side, vice presidential nominee joe biden campaigned in ohio charging the president has been a failure. >> ... >> you can't look atta t data, you can't look at the suffering families or t
Sep 28, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, virginia. >> we are at 1.3%. this is... this is unacceptable. >> woodruff: other economic indicators also paint a mixed picture. the stock market itself, while down today, has been climbing in recent weeks to its highest levels in nearly five years. today, the dow jones industrial average lost almost 49 points after a weak manufacturing report and worries over europe to close just over 13,437. and the housing market may be stabilizing. a key index showed home prices rose in july to the highest level in almost two years, pointing to a recovery there. consumer spending was also up last month, but it was largely to pay for higher gasoline prices. for a closer look at all this with two people who follow these matters closely, we turn to kenneth rogoff, a professor of economics and public policy at harvard university, and co- auhor "this time, it's different: eight centuries of financial folly"; and muhamed el-erian, c.e.o. of pimco, a global investment management firm, one of world's largest bond investors. gentlemen, thank you to both of you for being with us. muhamed el-erian, let me s
Sep 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
those researchers studying this new class of substances at virginia commonwealth university. he joins me now from richmond. thank you for being with us. and let me just start by saying when people hear the term "bath salts" maybe they think of epsom salts that you would buy in a pharmacy or drugstore but this is very different. tell us what they are. >> well, you're right it's very different than the name implies. it's a benign street name i think invented to make it sound harmless. these chemicals are very different and very dangerous than their name implies. >> woodruff: how long have they been around? >> they became popular a few years ago, at least in america. they've been around longer in eastern europe and the u.k. and the basic component of the drug-- which is called kethanone and the derivatives have been around hundreds and maybe even thousands of years. it's a naturally occurring substance from which bath salts are derived. >> woodruff: so tell us, dr. de felice, how are they used and how are they different from other illegal drugs we're familiar hearing about, methamphetami
Sep 17, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. president obama heads to florida and virginia, and romney heads once again to florida. we're joined by susan page and dan balz, chief correspondent for the "washington post." susan, we have been all consuming this daily diet of polls especially from the battle ground states. presumably the romney campaign and the obama campai have been doing the samehin do theynteret ose numbers the same way we have been? >> well, i think that both campaigns see a small bump for president obama coming out of the conventions, although it's going a little narrower. in these three most critical battle ground states -- ohio, florida and virginia -- you do see obama having a slight advantage, a slightly bigger advantage than he had before. i think this is very worrisome to the romney folks and quite encouraging to the obama side. >> ifill: what do the romney people say about all that? >> they say a couple of things. they think that the bunce was overinterett that the president got after his convention. late last week they expected these numbers to tighten up. some have tightened up. i think their hope and e
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
campaign stop in springfield, virginia he said the slow growth was proof that president obama's economic policies have not worked. >> if you don't believe me why look at the price of gas and the jobs in your community and the members of your family that are struggling for good work. if you don't believe me look at the numbers that just came out in the growth of our economy. 1.3% versus russia at 4%, china at 7-8%, we are at 1.3% this is unacceptable. it is not working. i know what it takes to get things working. >> sreenivasan: 200 miles away in virginia beach, president obama acknowledged the economy is still struggling. but he also promised the crowd he'll push for an era of what he called economic patriotism. >> during campaign season you always hear a lot about patriotism. well you know what? it's time for a new economic patriotism. an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that were buildi
Sep 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
jobs. >> ifill: can i ask senator hagan, a colleague of yours, senator jim webb of virginia, another big battle ground state was quoted as saying how can it be in the party of andrew jackson 28% of white working males support the democratic party. is that a long-term problem for the democratic party not only in north carolina but throughout the south? >> i think we've seen that historically over the last 40 years. but i do think that we have with the convention in charlotte, with the convention in north carolina this week, that people across north carolina are proud of the fact that the democratic party chose to have a convention here in north carolina. we are a party with a huge tept and we welcome everybody that you will see on the floor beginning tomorrow. if you walk the streets in charlotte today for the carolinafest, you've seen that over and over again with people of all races, all nationalities coming here to celebrate the feeling and the southern hospitality that's been extended to them. >> woodruff: as we said, kareem crayton, one of the things you specialize in is looking
Sep 22, 2012 12:00am PDT
. and at an event today in virginia, the president said he would fight any changes to the program. >> i will refuse to turn medicare into a voucher. ( cheers and applause ) americans who have worked hard shouldn't have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. >> woodruff: for its part, the romney campaign will continue it's pitch to older voters this weekend as paul ryan heads to all-important florida, which boasts the largest proportion of seniors in the nation. and to the analysis of shields and brooks--that's syndicated columnist mark shields and "new york times columnist" david brooks. gentlemen, welcome. >> thank you. >> woodruff: so mark, the romney tax relief... tax return information, what do we learn from that? >> well, first of all i thought it was ear onion, the satirical magazine of stephen colbert. i have no idea why romney campaign would revisit and revive the tax issue without resolving it. i mean all they did was put out 20 year summaries. so what you have done, an issue that bothered, pollsters said it bothered some people, he hadn't reveal
Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, and by an identical 49% to 44% in both florida and virginia. so david, recognizing that these polls are just a snapshot, the elections weeks away wa, dow make of that? >> i think romney's concession speeee should be this evening, at some point. no, he's behind. if you take the average of all the national polls, he's probably behind by about 3.5, 3.of. the nba "the wall street journal" swing state polls shouou be more troubling to him. s is an excellent poll, a poll widely respected by the professionals in the field. and it shows him behind in all three states that he really needs to win. and if you look at all t t swing states, whatever it s however many you count, he is pretty much behind in all of them, usually by a much smaller margin. and to me what is most interesting about the poll movement in the last week is that romney is going down. and so the president is up a little but the president had a bounce and his bounce is pretty much over. but romney's going down. and so and if you look at where the movement happened, bill clinton was an important turning point and then ma
Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
former g.o.p. congressman from virginia. >> when he got elected i think he had every intention of trying to bring everybody together behind him, let's work together, but he had a democratic congress. the minute you go over and sit down with the republicans you'll have pelosi and the democrats fighting saying "we won the election." so the pressure is for him to produce a work product and the republicans weren't going to follow over and say "oh, yeah, let's work together." it's tough situation. when your party controls both houses, those interest groups control the agenda. they don't want to give it away to the other side. >> reporter: but the number two democrat, dick durbin, said the president often took on leaders of his own party. he recounted a late night white house meeting on health care reform in january, 2010. democrats were arguing with the president to remove some oversight provisions. >> at midnight the president stood up and said "that's it, you won't agree, i'm leaving, you can leave when you like." he walked out of the room. it stunned the people who were there. >> he wanted
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
earlier in the year. and virginia. and i really found people were incredibily engaged and motivated on the issues and i think last time there was such an exhilaration with the process and sort of being able to engage for so long. but i think that people have this has been a sobering four years for everyone. and i feel underneath it all there is a continuity of spirits that goes back to 1960 when my father was elected and that generation is engaged. and the younger generation who everybody says is you know, disconnectedded, is really i, i think, ready to reengage now that this campaign has started. so i don't really see that as much as other people do. i think it maybe below the surface but i think it will explode after the convention. >> one of the highlights of four years ago was american university when you and your uncle came out with obama. and it was exciting. now --. >> i don't get that often but go ahead. >> what was it? and michelle did talk about his character last night. what specifically about his character is the thing that is still exciting you? >> well, i think he has sho
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